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The Book of Blam
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harcourt
Publication date November 1, 1998
Pages 226
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780151002351
ISBN-10 0151002355
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $23.00
§As reported by publisher
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With the end of World War II, Blam is haunted by his recollections of the people who once lived among him in his community who are no longer alive and thinks of his own life and the many dreams he had that have been lost forever. 15,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Miroslav Blam walks through the empty streets of Novi Sad, remembering. The war has ended, but for Blam the town is haunted with its presence, and memories of its dead: Aaron Grün, the hunchbacked watchmaker; Eduard Fiker, a lamp merchant; Jakob Mentele, a stove fitter; Arthur Spitzer, a grocer who played amateur soccer and had non-Jewish friends; and Sándor Vértes, a communist lawyer. They stand before him as ever, but they are only the ghosts in Blam's mind. Accompanying the others are Blam's family and his best friend, all of whom perished in the infamous Novi Sad raid in January 1942. Blam lives. He seeks no revenge, no retribution. His life is a spectator's-made all the more agonizing by the clarity with which he sees the events around him. The silhouettes of the dead pass before him, and he incorporates what would have been their daily lives into his own. And in telling the story of one man's life after the war, Ti


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Hardcover
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from Harcourt (November 1, 1998)
9780151002351 | details & prices | 226 pages | 6.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Blam is haunted by his recollections of the people who once lived among him in his community who are no longer alive and thinks of his own life and the many dreams he had that have been lost forever
Paperback
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from Mariner Books (April 1, 2000)
9780156008419 | details & prices | 226 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $17.95
About: With the end of World War II, Blam is haunted by his recollections of the people who once lived among him in his community who are no longer alive and thinks of his own life and the many dreams he had that have been lost forever.

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